Structural aspects of inorganic compounds, structural methods and their classification.
Principles, experimentation and illustration of the scope of different methods viz., NMR, ESR, NQR, MW, IR RAMAN, UV-VIS, UPS, XPS, Mossbauer and Mass spectral techniques, A variety of case studies will be dealt with in each case.
X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction techniques (Principles, instrumentation and applications).
ORD, CD and MCD techniques – principles, experimentation and scope with specific examples.
TGA, DTA and DSC techniques – principles, instrumentation and uses (applications to polymers and explosives will also be considered).
Principles, determination, scope and uses of i) Magnetic ii) dipole moment iii) refractive index and iv) conductance properties of inorganic compounds for structural elucidation.